Definition of Quadriceps femoris

1. Noun. A muscle of the thigh that extends the leg.

Exact synonyms: Musculus Quadriceps Femoris, Quad, Quadriceps
Generic synonyms: Extensor, Extensor Muscle
Group relationships: Thigh



Medical Definition of Quadriceps femoris

1. Origin, by four heads: rectus femoris, vastus lateralis, vastus intermedius, and vastus medialis; insertion, patella, and thence by ligamentum patellae to tuberosity of tibia; action, extends leg; flexes thigh by action of rectus femoris; nerve supply, femoral. Synonym: musculus quadriceps femoris, musculus quadriceps extensor femoris, quadriceps muscle of thigh. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Quadriceps Femoris

quadrennials
quadrennium
quadrenniums
quadri-
quadriad
quadriads
quadribasic
quadrible
quadric
quadric surface
quadricapsular
quadricellular
quadricentennial
quadricep
quadriceps
quadriceps femoris (current term)
quadriceps muscle of thigh
quadriceps reflex
quadriceps tendon
quadricepses
quadricepsplasties
quadricepsplasty
quadricipital
quadricorn
quadricornous
quadricostate
quadrics
quadricuspid
quadricyclane
quadricyclanes

Literary usage of Quadriceps femoris

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Anatomy, Descriptive and Applied by Henry Gray (1913)
"Its fibres end in a superficial aponeurosis, which forms the deep part of the quadriceps femoris tendon. The tendons of the different portions of the ..."

2. Anatomy of the Human Body by Henry Gray (1918)
"The quadriceps femoris (Quadriceps extensor) includes the four remaining muscles on the front of the thigh. It is the great extensor muscle of the leg, ..."

3. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by Philadelphia Neurological Society, American Neurological Association, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association (1902)
"The contractions of the quadriceps femoris, for example, are practically continuous, recurring with a frequency of about eighty per minute, varying somewhat ..."

4. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1902)
"The movements can be plainly felt in the long tendon of the quadriceps femoris by the hand even outside the clothing. The abdomen presents almost constant ..."

5. Cunningham's Manual of Practical Anatomy by Daniel John Cunningham, Arthur Robinson (1914)
"M. quadriceps femoris.—The quadriceps femoris muscle is composed of four portions: the rectus femoris, which is placed in the anterior part of the thigh, ..."

6. The Principles and Practice of Surgery by John Ashhurst (1882)
"The treatment consists in placing the limb in a straight position, with the 1*г somewhat elevated, so as to relax the fibres of the quadriceps femoris muse! ..."

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